There was a time when Batman wasn’t a jacked-up psychopath in moulded body armour.
It was a more innocent time before the grim and dark reigns of Ben Affleck, Christian Bale and Michael Keaton.
A time for West. Pure West.
Miraculously, the man who defined the Dark Knight throughout the 60s, Adam West, is returning to play Batman one last time.
Animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be a nostalgic trip back to the “pow” and “thwack” times when West and Burt Ward’s Robin tackled Gotham’s cackling criminals.
As well as West and Ward, classic Catwoman Julie Newmar will be on hand to reprise her iconic role in voice form.
The official synopsis for the new adventure reads as follows:
“It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by Batman’s most-evil opponents – The Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman.
“The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City.”
The film will be released digitally on October 27 with a Blu-ray and DVD release following on November 7.